Mother Jones Radio 06-04-30: Rising Gas Prices; 200 Years of Human Rights; Chemical Weapons Disposal
"End of Oil" author Paul Roberts talks about rising oil and gas prices, and what they mean for consumers and politicians. Are cheap oil prices ever coming back? "No," he says bluntly. "We'll see prices spike and probably drop occasionally, but the average price of oil is very likely going to remain much higher than it's been for the past two decades."
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Plus, we speak with Craig Williams, one of the winners of the 2006 Goldman environmental awards. Williams' organizing in Kentucky helped stop the military from incinerating stockpiles of chemical weapons, which would have put local communities at risk.
Finally, what can a 200-year old story teach us about fighting for a better world? We talk to Adam Hochschild, author of "Bury the Chains," about the birth of the abolition movement in England. And we'll hear from Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change, who applies the lessons from the abolition movement to today's immigrant rights movement.